St. Michael’s assistant Berger takes position with Panthers’ organization

St. Michael’s assistant coach Adam Berger announced his resignation from the program on Wednesday to take a video coach position with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

Berger will join the Rampage on Sept. 16 and will report to both the team and parent Florida Panthers.

“I would like to thank Damian and the entire St. Mike’s community for all of their support over the past 12 months,” said Berger in a statement. “Being part of such a historic program was a great stepping stone for me to get to the next level. The opportunity to become a member of the Florida Panthers’ coaching staff with their AHL affiliate is a great opportunity and a challenge that I am looking forward to. I wish the Ice Knights the best of luck this season.”

“I want to thank Adam for his efforts this past season, my first with St. Michael’s men’s ice hockey,” said head coach Damian DiGiulian, who added that a replacement will be announced soon. “Adam fulfilled all of his duties and more and deserves this great opportunity. It is our job here to not only develop student-athletes, but also to develop young coaches so that they may move on to achieve what they would like to pursue professionally. We wish Adam nothing but the best of luck and we will be watching his progress as he moves toward his career goals. It is a credit to St. Michael’s College and to our program that he has been offered such a wonderful opportunity.”